The Rip Tide

Beirut - The Rip Tide
Critic Score
Based on 23 reviews
2011 Ratings: #191 / 911
User Score
Based on 99 ratings
2011 Ratings: #102
August 30, 2011 / Release Date
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Pompeii / Label
Indie Folk / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Beats Per Minute

It is a rare album that can cause a genuine swirl of emotions, sometimes within the same moment, but in the heat of August, The Rip Tide demands to be celebrated.

80
musicOMH

This is the most consistently impressive Beirut record yet.

80
Drowned in Sound

The Rip Tide is neither a sandblasted version of Beirut, nor the band at their most idiosyncratic.

77
Pitchfork

It's impressive that within five years and at such a young age, Condon's developed so quickly as an arranger and songwriter.

lerkenfeldt
90
For me, this is the album where Zach Condon finally fulfilled the potential i first heard on "The Gulag Orkestar". From start to finish, the record just feels right. It mixes all the components of the Beiruts previous work, and the album plays and sounds as a sort of " Best Of Beirut" album, but with all new material.
rosevean
72
#1 A Candle's Fire / #3 East Harlem
#7 Vagabond / #9 Port of Call
Z.Younk
76
A step in a much more pop-centric direction that really came out in the following release.
76
Not much you haven't heard from Beirut already here, but if it's a replication of the sounds of his past works, it's a very successful replication. Most of these songs are nice additions to the Beirut catalog, and it's an easy, pleasant listen -- in a good way. A slightly more ambient sonic environment lends a bit of extra intrigue.
twwalter
76
A fantastic collab of world sounds and indie folk. You will feel many emotions, and disappointment will not be one of them.
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Track List

  1. A Candle's Fire 
  2. Santa Fe 
  3. East Harlem 
  4. Goshen 
  5. Payne's Bay
  6. The Rip Tide 
  7. Vagabond 
  8. The Peacock 
  9. Port of Call
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